Monday, November 12, 2012

In Which It's NaNo Season

So we're halfway into November and I have yet to do a NaNoWriMo post yet.

Mildly Pathetic, Sarah. *Shakes head at self*

To be fair, though, I had some Halloween posts I wanted to get to, and then it just snuck up so fast. Startling really.

Just so startled!


So anyway, I'm participating. Natch. You can see my little wordcount score keeper widegety thingamabob over there somewhere ----->

Once again, my user name is Falen1 so friend me if you're NaNoing and we've missed each other.

The first NaNo weekend, Hannah, Tricia and I attended a Twin Cities NaNo getaway weekend. It involved driving 2.5 hours to a cabin on a lake with other Twin Cities NaNoers and writing until our backs gave out.

So because of that, I'm ahead by like 5 days, which is awesome. Also because I'll be out of town this coming weekend and for thanksgiving so I needed to get ahead and need to stay ahead.

I'm also being a NaNo Rebel this year. Instead of starting something new (because I need another unfinished MS like I need another hole in the head) I decided to use NaNo to put the final 50K on my WIP All That Remains (I had already put about 45K into it before NaNo started)

That MS was giving me tons of grief around this time last year, but I'm happy to say I got past that and now I've reached that manic part in the MS, where things are ramping up towards the climax and I want to be writing on it ALL THE TIME mostly because I can't wait to finish it and dive into revisions.

So there you have it.

How's writing been going for you?


Maria Zannini said...

Sounds like you got out to a great lead.

I'm not doing NaNo, but I have been working on another book. All was going well until two weeks ago when people started coming out of the woodworks asking me to do stuff for them.

I really need to learn to say no more often. :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope you stay ahead! And your comment about a hole in your head made me laugh.

Catherine Stine said...

I'm doing Nano too. So far, so good. I'll buddy you over there. I'm CatherineStine there.

Matthew MacNish said...

Slowly but surely. I'm taking the whole week off for Thanksgiving, though, so I hope to finish then.

Emily White said...

How exciting! I love getting that feeling of just having to write all the time.

Joshua said...

5 ahead? I'm 5 behind; 6 if you count today, but it's not over yet. I did make the jump from 1100 on Friday to 10K by the end of day yesterday, so that's good. Just a few more days like that. And by a few more I mean every day between now and the end of the month.

Southpaw said...

Great job! Good luck meeting your goal. My writing is starting to pick up with is good. ;)

Hart Johnson said...

Ha! You and I are totally neck and neck. Which is not to say we are necking, exactly... erm.

That writing deal at the lake sounds excellent!

Rena said...

Yes, the NaNo has been good to me so far. I've never written a novel like this, so it's pretty fun to try out new writing styles.

Happy writing!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I'm blazing a trail in my nano progress. I've written...erm...3400 words thus far.

But that's 3400 more than I had at the start of November!

Nate Wilson said...

Um... my writing progress is... er... steady. Not necessarily in a good way.

Luckily, I get to live vicariously through more efficient writers like you! Churn out those words! Churn, I say, churn!

Teebore said...

It's going. Good to hear you'll be out of the picture the next couple weekends; should give me a chance to catch up!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Go Sarah! You're gonna smash NaNo this year :) Good luck!


Talli Roland said...

Ahead by fvie days - that's fantastic! I'm in awe of anyone who does NaNo.

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